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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UTSA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Japan: Where Traditions and Modernism Intersect

Summer: May 8-22, 2018 (tentative)
Credits: 3

Faculty Leaders

Mimi Yu is the Associate Director of the East Asia Institute and is a Lecturer III in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. She has taught Japanese for over 20 years and her areas of interest are Japanese teaching pedagogy and instructional technology.

Erina Romanowich, a native of Japan, is the Program Coordinator of the East Asia Institute and has taught Japanese as Lecturer I in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Her areas of interest are communicative competency, teaching language through culture and cross-cultural perspectives.

OverviewJapan Honors
You will spend most the time in Tokyo and Kyoto and will be able to explore Japan, its history, culture, religion, and nature through experiential learning on a tea farm, visits to shrines/temples, food, and networking sessions with local college students.
Japan, the world’s third largest economy, is home to 127 million people. As small as the size of California, Japan is well known for its innovations, technology advancements, and robotic and medical research. It is also a place where traditions and modernism insect

Program Cost: $4,950

Cost includes:
  • Round trip airfare (San Antonio-Japan)
  • Lodging
  • In-country group activities
  • Two meals/day
  • Local transportation
  • Bullet train 
Cost does not include:
  • 3-credits of UTSA tuition
  • UTSA Education Abroad Fee ($150)
  • UTSA International Insurance Fee ($19/week)

Application Deadline and Payment Timeline
Application Deadline: February 2
Applications will be accepted through February 2 but "rolling acceptance" will be made along the way until all spots are filled, so apply early. 

Program fee in the amount of $4,950 is due before 4:00 pm on February 9, 2018. Please schedule a consultation session with Erina Romanowich ( or 210.458.8550) before applying to find out more about various scholarship opportunities, which might potentially reduce your program fee amount.

How to Apply
All program applicants must click the Apply Now button (found near the top of the page) and complete the application requirements by the deadline.  By clicking Apply Now, the application system will display the requirements for your program.

For questions regarding this program, please contact:
  • Erina Romanowich: 210.458.8550 or
  • Mimi Yu: 210.458.8558 or

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This program is currently not accepting applications.